The Black Swamp Arts Festival is held each autumn in downtown Bowling Green, Ohio, on the weekend after Labor Day. The Festival is well-known for its inclusive nature. The high quality of the visual arts, live music, and youth arts activities make it one of the most well-attended events in NW Ohio. The Festival draws more than 80,000 area residents and visitors over the course of the weekend each year.
In 2014, 2016 and 2017 the Ohio Magazine named the Black Swamp Arts Festival the Best Arts Festival in Ohio.
The Festival was ranked 67th of the top 200 festivals nationally by Sunshine Artist magazine in their 2014 poll. It is the largest Arts Festival in Ohio that offers, free of charge, a rich arts experience to the public; incorporating so many areas of the arts and for so many age groups.